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DB Schenker in Romania – Logistics Partner of the Lacerta Winery

Lacerta, named after the little lizards running through the vine and contributing to the quality of the soil, entered the Romanian market in 2011, focusing on premium wines distributed in Horeca. The company started with 17 hectares of vineyards and a villa designed by Ion Mincu, and over time became a 82-hectare vineyard business in the Dealu Mare area and one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the country.
Located 100 km northeast of Bucharest, the wine cellar can be used for seminars, teambuilding activities, wine tastings and other events.

Currently Lacerta Winery has 53 employees and is recognized worldwide by the gold medals won among others at San Francisco or Seoul. The company has only premium wines in its portfolio, which are exported to over 19 countries, including Japan, China, Germany or Switzerland.

DB Schenker in Romania – Logistics Partner of the Lacerta Winery

Collaboration with DB Schenker began in 2005 when the transport and logistics provider secured the transfer of Austria's equipment and plant equipment to Romania.

Currently, DB Schenker provides road transport, part loads and groupage shipments, from the wine cellar in the vicinity of Buzau to Austria, Germany and Switzerland, where Lacerta sells its premium wines. Wine bottles are brought from Austria also using DB Schenker's entire road transportation network.

Goods are transported in maximum safety, using dedicated handling equipment and door-to-door service for delivery to destination. Under high temperature conditions, wines are shipped with dedicated sprinters to ensure best lead times. At the same time, for a better planning and optimization of the production process, the company offers DB SCHENKERsystem premium service for groupage loads, which ensures delivery within a defined time, before 10:00 and 13:00.

"We chose DB Schenker initially because of the image and good name on the market. We needed a trusted, experienced and high-quality partner. Wine logistics is a difficult job. Today, we also appreciate the close personal relationship between us and DB Schenker managers, we know that prices are fair and we know that DB Schenker always has a solution for us regardless of our needs", says Walter Friedl, the Austrian co-owner of Lacerta winery.

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Albin Budinsky, CEO of DB Schenker in Romania & Walter Friedl,  co-owner of Lacerta winery

Offering integrated services

Exports to Asia, respectively China and Japan, are served by the DB Schenker international air and ocean transportation network. For ocean freight shipping, wines are transported in Reefers controlled temperature containers to maintain their optimum quality by avoiding climate fluctuations.

DB Schenker carries out the customs formalities for the goods transports. The company owns the most dense network in Romania, with over 45 customs clearence offices spread throughout the country.

"We are very proud of our partnership with Lacerta Winery. This proves that we are able to satisfy quickly and in the best conditions the high requirements of a reputable company”, concludes Albin Budinsky, CEO, DB Schenker in Romania.

DB Schenker in România

With four branches, over 60 offices in the country and more than 1,100 employees, DB Schenker is a top logistics provider that perfectly covers widely the national market.

The company offers the complete range of transport and logistics services (Road - groupage - full loads, Air, Ocean, Rail, Contract Logistics - Supply Chain Management, Fairs and Exhibitions, Removals, Project Cargo, Custom’s brokerage and Port Operation), all of them in a tailored integration to meet the customer’s demands and deliver solutions.